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Murrin Family History

Murrin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireáin ‘descendant of Muireán’, most probably a diminutive of a personal name beginning with muir ‘sea’. English (Devon): unexplained; possibly a variant of Morrin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Merrin, Curran, Marron, Murray, Marrin, Markin, Murfin, Durkin

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Where is the Murrin family from?

You can see how Murrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murrin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 116 Murrin families living in Devon. This was about 65% of all the recorded Murrin's in the UK. Devon had the highest population of Murrin families in 1891.
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What did your Murrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Murrin. 60% of Murrin men worked as a Farmer and 84% of Murrin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murrin were Gardener and Incapacitated.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpd Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Murrin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murrin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Murrin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Murrin. For the veterans among your Murrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murrin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Murrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Murrin in 1944 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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